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Plex Comes to PS3 and PS4, Brings With It Media Streaming

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Your Christmas wishes may have just been answered early. Plex, the company behind the streaming server software for Mac and PC is finally bringing their app to PS3 and PS4. For those unfamiliar, Plex allows you to stream movies, TV shows, pictures, and music from your home computer to a number of devices which now include the PlayStation family. Once the free app is downloaded on your computer and PlayStation, little stands in the way of you streaming. Best of all, Plex handles all codecs on the computer, requiring little support from PS3 or PS4, including MKV files.

More after the jump.

PlayStation Home “Was a Massive Success”

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PlayStation Home has always been an odd feature on PS3. Partially an answer to Second-Life, the virtual world offered gamers a place to hangout, socialize, experience events, and new types of games. From avatars, to custom and decked out homes, PlayStation Home was the party to attend if it was your thing. While not a selling feature of the PS3, many gamers enjoyed the extended worlds from Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, and Resistance which offered new places to explore and mini games to play for free. As the PS3 approaches year nine, the service will also bow out on March 31, 2015 and according to PlayStation’s former Home Architect Oscar Clark, it was a ‘massive success.

After the jump, we have his full thoughts.

‘Destiny: The Dark Below’ Exclusive PS3 & PS4 Content Detailed

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PlayStation fans are in for an extra treat when the Destiny: The Dark Below expansion goes live next week. Set to debut on the 9th, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 owners will get exclusive content which will likely last until Fall 2015 before arriving on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. After the jump, we have the details on the exclusive content Playstation owners can expect with Destiny: The Dark Below.

Bungie Brings Major Changes to Destiny’s Exotic Weapons

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Listen up you hardcore Destiny players, as this news probably affects you the most. Bungie has announced some major changes to Destiny’s exotic weapons. Specifically, they’re tweaking the power each weapon wields.

 Exotic Weapons are designed to look, feel, and sound overpowered. At the same time, they are not supposed to break the balance of the game. We hope these weapons challenge the way players think about their loadouts. Exotics will be a constant work in progress! 

Besides changing exotic weapons, there is a whole host of upgrades ranging from server side bug fixes to to ammo inventory, and crafting. After the jump, the full details await.

PlayStation Store Update (11-25-14)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for November 25, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now journey back to Prohibition in the unique Speakeasy and finally enjoy the immensely popular Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions (also available for PS3).

PlayStation 3 users now have access to the latest release from TellTales Games Tales from the Borderlands Episode 1- Zero Sum (also available for PS4)PlayStation Vita users get Pocket RPG and everyone on the network can take advantage of a sale on Co-op games.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then are given discounts on extra content the rest of the month. This week PlayStation Plus users receive an extra discounts on cooperative games.

PS3 System Software Update 4.66 Now Out, Is Mandatory

PS3_System_Update_4_66Paging all PS3 owners. Sony has a new firmware update out which requires an install before you jump back online to game. The PS3 System Software Update 4.66 is an all-new and mandatory firmware update that comes in at just around 200MB. As it is with minor updates, Sony claims the ever-elusive:

 System software stability during use of some features has been improved. 

To check the version of your system software, go to Settings (Settings) > System Update (System Settings) > [System Information].

PlayStation Store Update (11-18-14)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for November 18, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now jump into the widely popular Grand Theft Auto V, the unique Never Alone, and join Sackboy and friends for his latest adventure in LittleBigPlanet 3 (also available on PS3) .

PlayStation 3 users now have access to the two new highly anticipated titles (both of which are also available for PS4): Dragon Age: Inquisition and Far Cry 4. PlayStation Vita owners also get into the Sackboy fun with LittleBigPlanet Vita Marvel Edition.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then are given discounts on extra content the rest of the month. This week PlayStation Plus users receive an extra discount on Never Alone and Draw Slasher.

October 2014 – PlayStation Store’s Top Sellers

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Wondering if your favorite games landed on the coveted top 10 sales chart for October? Maybe you made a bet that Destiny would do better on PS3 than on PS4. If you find yourself having made any form of wager based on the top 10 selling October games on the PlayStation Store for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita, then you’ll be pleased to find the top 20 sales chart for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita after the jump.

LittleBigPlanet 3 Goes FPS

You thought Grand Theft Auto 5 was the only game getting the FPS treatment mode? Think again! The LittleBigPlanet 3 – Shooter Trailer comes at an opportune time and pokes fun at the glut of FPS games and game modes in the most adorable way possible.

 In A Dark Future, A Small Hero Will Rise 

According to Sumo Digital, the devs behind the game:

 It’s time to Stand Small with LittleBigPlanet 3. 

PlayStation Store Update (11-4-14)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for November 4, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can jump back into the phenomenon with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (also available for PS3) as well as Rocksmith 2014 and How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition.

PlayStation 3 users now have access to BlazeRush, Disney Infinity Revolution (also available for PS4), and Frozen Synapse Prime. PlayStation Vita owners now have access to the wonderful The Wolf Among Us (also available today for PS4) and Home – A Unique Horror Adventure.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and the free titles this month include The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (PS4//PS Vita), Frozen Synapse Prime (PS3), and Escape Plan (PS Vita/PS4). Keep reading to see a complete list of the updates for the store this month!

Sony Releases PlayStation Silver Wired Stereo Headset for PS4, PS3 & PS Vita

PlayStation_Silver_Wired_Stereo_HeadsetAs of today, you can order the PlayStation Silver Wired Stereo Headset for PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita. Unlike the PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset, as the name suggests, the Silver model is bound by wire to your console of choice. Once connect, you’ll be able to enjoy 7.1 virtual surround sound and chat online via the retractable boom mic. Taking a cue from the Gold series, the Silver edition will also be compatible with the Headset Companion App which allows you to download custom modes created exclusively for PlayStation by developers that are specifically tuned to enhance the audio in your favorite games.

Sony Brings Season Passes to Video Unlimited and PlayStation Store

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Just last week, Sony finally brought season pass support to Video Unlimited and PlayStation Store. With season passes, users can purchase an entire season of a show, even prior to episode releases know that the episodes will be ready for them to consume once released. Season passes is already available on the PS3 through Video Unlimited and the PlayStation Store. Those on the PS4, and 2013 and later Bravia TV’s, and Blu-ray players will have to wait a little while longer with support for season passes on those devices ‘coming soon.’

PlayStation Store Update (10-28-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for October 28, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now purchase Lords of the FallenNBA Live 15, and the beautiful the Unfinished Swan (also available for Vita).

PlayStation 3 owners can now hit the squared circle with WWE 2K15 and enjoy the quirky Costume Quest 2 (also available for PS4). PlayStation Vita users can now enjoy the highly anticipated Freedom Wars.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and all other weeks subscribers will receive extra discounts. This week there is a new update to The Sale of the Dead to celebrate Halloween and PlayStation Plus subscribers get even bigger discounts on these games. Keep reading to see the full PlayStation Store update.

PlayStation Store Update (10-21-14)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for October 21, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now enjoy The Walking Dead Season 2 along with Shadow Warrior and Escape Goat 2.

PlayStation 3 owners now have access to The VoiceSpelunker HD Ultimate Edition and F1 2014. Owners of all 3 systems can download Race The Sun and Samurai Warriors 4 starting today.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and all other weeks subscribers will receive extra discounts. This week there is The Sale of the Dead to celebrate Halloween and PlayStation Plus subscribers get even bigger discounts on these games. Keep reading to see the full PlayStation Store update.

Full PlayStation TV FAQ

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With each new console release, companies tend to release the big juicy details about their latest in intervals to get the maximum exposure. While the big reveals and announcements usually revolve around the key functionalities of the product, in this case the PlayStation TV, they don’t always address the smaller details that can at times be the key for one person purchasing or not purchasing a given product. The PlayStation TV is no exception and despite its small size, there is a ton this companion unit can offer. Still, there is  no way it will please everyone and check off every item on our wish list at a $99 price point.

To that end, after the jump, you can find the full PlayStation TV FAQ sheet.

9 Things I’ve Learned About PlayStation TV

PlayStation_TV_2The PlayStation TV is officially out in North America, nearly a year after it was released in Japan under the name PS Vita TV. Capable of streaming games from PS4 and PlayStation Now, the PlayStation TV will have access to over 700 titles across the Vita, PSP digital, PS One classic, and PlayStation minis spectrum. After performing our video unboxing of the PlayStation TV, here are 9 interesting things I’ve learned about PlayStation TV during my first 24 hours with the companion console.

You can find that list, after the jump.

PlayStation Store Update (10-14-14)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for October 14, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can enjoy the highly anticipated Peggle 2 and an updated version of a fantastic game from last gen, Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition.

PlayStation 3 owners journey to Pandora’s Moon today in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and explore the terrifying The Evil Within (also available for PlayStation 4). PlayStation Vita owners can finally join in the survival/building craze with Minecraft PlayStation Vita Edition! 

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and all other weeks subscribers will receive extra discounts. This week there are extra discounts for several new Ultimate Bundles as well as a deep discount on the very fun Strength of the Sword 3 (see our review here). Keep reading to see the complete update!